Frankfort Preservation Foundation

~Preserving Frankfort’s past for its future!

We continue to collect donations to “Save the Water Tower”

Checks may be made out to Frankfort Preservation Foundation with memo: Water Tower and mailed to the museum at P.O. Box 546, Frankfort. Or go to the Frankfort Preservation Foundation Facebook page to link to their GoFundMe Water Tower campaign.

WHILE YOU ARE HERE…Enjoy this article from the National Trust for Historic Preservation on How to Research Your Home’s History:

Watch this water tower preservation video

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Additional Information

Dan Hatton (1950-2007), Founding President

Dan Hatton (1950-2007), Founding President

The Foundation grew out of a grassroots movement to preserve the water tower, an iconic piece of Frankfort’s history. Formed in 1993, the “Save the Tower Water Tower” Committee held their first benefit on October 8, 1994 at the Prestwick Country Club. Currently, the foundation is raising funds for renewed preservation work on the tower.

“The historic Water Tower, when role it has in shaping the connection between the past, present and future of Frankfort. It stands as gatekeeper and guardian of the spirit of our Frankfort Founders and the vigilant oversight of today’s citizenry. It looms from our historic center to gaze upon our ever expanding neighborhoods. It connects us all to each other and our past.” ~ Anonymous

Following Dan’s original mission, the Frankfort Preservation Foundation continues to involve itself in the work of identifying, researching, funding and memorializing important people and places in Frankfort, working hand in hand with the Frankfort Area Historical Society to achieve their mutual goals.

The ice cream social, an annual tradition that celebrates a community spirit that is alive and well in Frankfort, began in 2005. Jointly sponsored by the Frankfort Preservation Foundation and the Frankfort Area Historical Society, it is typically held on the Sunday before Labor Day (Fall Fest) weekend from 4-6PM at the Frankfort Founders Center, 140 Oak Street.